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Kwinana embraces Living Green

Kwinana embraces Living Green
26 April 2024

The City of Kwinana’s three-month long celebration of Living Green is equipping residents through workshops, activities, and seedling subsidies to live a little greener with a special focus on providing food and water for endangered Carnaby’s cockatoos this year.

 

Caption: Carnaby's cockatoos in Wellard. Photo Credit Ivan Salas

The popular Living Green series is underway, offering residents the chance to learn new ways of living greener at home, in the community, and for the planet.

Mayor Peter Feasey said in addition to the various workshops on offer during April, May and June, the City this year has partnered with Murdoch University to help keep the Carnaby’s flying.

“The City of Kwinana is collaborating with the Keep Carnaby’s Flying: Ngoolarks Forever project to develop a Community Action Plan that will help our much-loved Ngoolarks, or Carnaby’s cockatoos, to survive and thrive in the region,” Mayor Feasey said.

“Funded by Lotterywest, the project is embedded with science and aims to get the community involved in various stages.

“The City will be provided with mature trees to plant in strategic locations to provide more food trees for the iconic bit threated Carnaby’s cockatoos.

“It will also strategically place water sources, similar to the bird waterer installed by the City on Council Green in 2021, close to known roost sites to prevent heat stress.

“As part of Living Green, a series of planting days involving the community will see more than 2500 native seedlings being planted in the City and have been specifically selected to provide food for cockatoos.

“Get involved by taking part in Citizen Science, apply for a seedling subsidy to fill your own garden with native plants at a reduced rate, or participate in a community planting day,” he said.

Details of the remaining events can be found on the Living Green event page.

Further information about Murdoch University’s Ngoolarks Forever Project can be found at keepcarnabysflying.org.au.

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